Mike Piercy

Michael Piercy, M.S., CSCS

Owner/Head Performance Coach

Michael is the founder of The LAB, a member of the Under Armour training team and a TRX Master Course Instructor and Global presenter. Mike is the recipient of the 2017 IDEA Personal Trainer of The Year Award as well as 2013 TRX Overall Instructor of the Year award (F.A.C.E.U.P) for his great attitude, community spirit, and inspirational teaching.

Michael specializes in Performance enhancement for the modern athlete and active adults. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist and currently holds advanced level certifications through the organizations such as the, American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as well as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He has received his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Kean University and a Master of Science (MS) degree in Exercise Science and Performance Enhancement.

Michael came into the fitness industry full time following a career in professional baseball in which he played for Major league organizations consisting of (Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, Montreal Expos. Mike has had the pleasure of working with and creating programs for many athletes from a vast array of major sports including competing athletes in the NFL, MLB, and NBA. Mike has been the preferred choice of Everyday athletes all the way up to Hall of Famers and Super Bowl Winners.

Education

  • California University of Pennsylvania

    • Master of Science (MS), Exercise Science & Health Promotion,
    • Specialization in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention
  • Advanced Level Certifications

  • NSCA – Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • NASM – Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
  • NASM – Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
  • NASM – Sports Fitness Specialist (SFS)
  • NASM – Weight Loss Specialist (WLS)
  • NASM – Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS)
  • NASM – Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist (MMACS)
  • NASM – Women’s Fitness Specialist (WFS)
  • NASM – Sharecare Certified Coach
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) – Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) – Certified Health Coach (CHC)
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) – Sports Conditioning Specialist (SC)
  • TRX Qualified/Certified Trainer – All Formats
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified
  • Precision Nutrition Certified Coach – Level 2 (Pn2)
  • NASE – Certified Specialist in Speed & Explosion for Sports Competition (CSSE)
  • USA Weightlifting-Sports Performance Coach (USAW-L1)
  • Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT) Certified Coach
  • Training For Warriors (TFW) Certified Coach – Level 2
  • Crossfit Certified Coach
  • Power Plate Certified Instructor
  • KBC-Certified Kettlebell Instructor
  • Certified Metabolic Training Specialist
  • Ignite 360 Certified Instructor & Evaluator
  • International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA) – Tennis Performance Trainer (TPT)
  • International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) – Certified Speed & Agility Specialist (CSAS)
  • International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) – High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist (HSSCS)
  • Vipr (Fitpro) – Vipr PT Certified Coach
  • Bioforce Certified Conditioning Coach

Notable Achievements

  • IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year2017
  • TRX F.A.C.E.U.P. Overall Instructor of the Year Award – 2013
  • Member, Under Armour Training Team
  • Member, Cytosport Elite Team
  • TRX Master Course Instructor
  • Fitness Adviser/Expert, Men’s Health Magazine/ Men’s Health.com
  • International Fitness Presenter
  • Member of TRX Training Programming Team
  • Member, Development Team for TRX Functional Training course (FTC)
  • IDEA Health and Fitness Association – Expert/Author/Presenter
  • Featured in Men’s Health Magazine’s MH 60 Day Transformation DVD Series
  • Performance Coach to elite level athletes from the MLB, NBA, and NFL
  • Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick – 1999 MLB Draft (23rd Round)
  • Performance Enhancement/Strength & Conditioning Adviser – Kean University Baseball Program
  • Special Senior Adviser (Fitness)-West Caldwell Mayor’s Office
  • Created and developed the Men’s Health Red Zone Workout Program